Alighiero Boetti –

Oct 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

conceptual art, conceptual textile art, arte povera

This Thursday in London Christie’s presents “The Italian Sale“, an auction featuring icons of the Arte Povera movement — including works by Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994). The work above (shown cropped, approximately 11″ square, with an auction estimate of $40,000 – $56,000) is an example of what Wikipedia describes below:

…One of the better known types of his works consists of colored letters embroidered in grids (“arazzi”, meaning wall hangings or tapestries) on canvases of varying sizes, the letters upon closer inspection reading as short phrases in Italian, for instance Ordine e Disordine (“Order and Disorder” or: “Order is Disorder”) or Fuso Ma Non Confuso (“Mixed but not mixed up”), or similar truisms and wordplays. To create these pictures, Boetti worked with artisan embroiderers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to whom he gave his designs but increasingly handed over the process of selecting and combining the colors and thus deciding the final look of the work.

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New From Clarence House –

Oct 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

clarence house, tibet fabric, tiger fabric, tibetan fabric

“Tibet Print” from Clarence House is a lively interpretation of a very traditional motif . The colorway shown above is brighter in real life, accentuated by electric pinks and greens.

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Deirdre Dyson –

Oct 4, 2012 | Leave a Comment

carpet salad, contemporary carpet, dyson carpet

Deirdre Dyson’s “Salad Days” from their 2012 collection, perhaps the first carpet ever dedicated to edible leafy greens.

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New Moon Rugs –

Oct 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

tibetan carpet, ethical carpet, good weave carpet

Family owned and operated New Moon Rugs designs and fabricates Tibetan carpets using traditional techniques, both in the construction and dying process. They also participate in the Good Weave program, dedicated to keeping child labor out of the carpet making process. Above is “Fracture”, one of their new designs.

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Nodus –

Sep 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

barbed wire, round carpet, contemporary round carpet, wire carpet

Nodus offers a slew of outside-the-box carpets, like this one from Studio Job. Check out the company’s full collection for the complete tour.

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Ankasa –

Sep 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

custom embroidery, custom upholstery, buddha textile

Nearly anything imagined with beads, sequins, or embroidery can be brought to life by Ankasa, a full-service bedding, upholstery, and accessories company that clearly thrives at the crossroads between fashion, art and design. Above, their Buddha Head chair done with sequin embroidery on linen.

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Antique Textiles Gallery –

Sep 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indigo ottoman, african ottoman, vintage ottoman

Ottomans made of African indigo are among the many textile creations offered by interior designer Oskar Torres-Lam through his New York City gallery. Click here to view his inventory on 1stDibs.

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Safavid Embroidery –

Sep 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

islamic textile, islamic embroidery, safavid embroidery

This “Safavid embroidery silk book binding” will be offered by Sotheby’s in London ten days from now — in an auction titled “Arts of the Islamic World”. Dated to approximately 1700, the textile’s strong color and visual clarity belies its three hundred years.

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Haus Interiors –

Sep 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

peach pillow, peach and yellow pillow, flower pillow

Fresh finds in rugs, throws and pillows at Haus Interiors. (Loosely) via this article by The New York Times.

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Doug Johnston –

Sep 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile stool, fabric stool, contemporary bean bag chair,

“Stool 2”
by designer Doug Johnston is described this way on Matter’s website: These stools utilize an old crafting technique in which rope or cord is coiled and stitched to forms bowls and baskets. The technique is itself based on the ancient method of making ceramic coiled pots as well as coiled basketry. Using raw 100% cotton braided cord, often called sash cord, and colored sewing thread, they are individually sewn on an industrial zig-zag sewing machine without the use of forms or molds. Pretty cool.

Via Dwell.

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